Rising Stars Showcase
Benefits New World School of the Arts
Friday, March 23 2012, beginning at 5 p.m.
New World Gallery, MDC Wolfson Campus (5 p.m.)
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Lobby, Downtown Miami
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts (7:30 p.m.)
174 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
New World Dance Theater, MDC Wolfson Campus
25 N.E. 2nd Street, 8th Floor, Downtown Miami
305-237-3753 (Rafi Maldonado-Lopez)
This year New World School of the Arts commemorates its 25th Anniversary with a three-part celebration, The Rising Stars Showcase sponsored by Bank of America. Highlighting the talents of its high school and college students in both the performing and visual arts, the evening launches at the New World Gallery with a champagne reception and art exhibition focused on the theme black and white, with artwork created by both high school and college students specifically for the showcase. The performing arts lineup includes excerpts from the musicals Spring Awakening by Steven Sater, and Jeffrey Lane’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, presented by the Theater division. The NWSA dancers will delight you with Jazzapaloosa, performed by a troupe of 11 dancers, along with a special presentation of Martha Graham’s Prelude to Action. An excerpt of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Symphonic Dance No. 3 Fiesta by Clifton Williams will round off the Rising Stars performance at Gusman Center. Immediately following the performance, it’s back to the campus as the 25th Anniversary Party gets underway. You’ll mingle and continue the merriment as the artistic and academic achievements of NWSA students, alumni, administration and staff are recognized. General admission tickets range from $20 to $50 (performance only); VIP tickets range from $150 to $250 for performance and anniversary party. General admission tickets: $20 – $50 (performance only); VIP tickets: Performance and Anniversary Party: $150 – $250.
5 p.m. – Exhibition and Champagne Reception | New World Gallery, MDC Wolfson Campus, 25 NE 2nd Street, Building 5 – Lobby, downtown Miami
7:30 p.m. – Performance | Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler Street, downtown Miami
9:30 p.m. – 25th Anniversary Party | New World Dance Theater, MDC Wolfson Campus, 25 NE 2nd Street, Building 5 – 8th Floor, downtown Miami
About New World School of the Arts
The distinguished history of the New World School of the Arts began in 1984 when the Florida State Legislature established the institution to provide artistically talented high school and college students the means to achieve both an academic education and artistic training. In September, 1986, NWSA opened its doors to students in grades ten through twelve. New World School of the Arts is a center for excellence in the visual and performing arts. Through an educational partnership with Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida, NWSA provides a comprehensive educational program of artistic training, academic and creative development, and preparation for professional careers in the arts. Its audition-based programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater. NWSA offers the high school diploma as well as a four-year BFA or BM college degree. Visit www.mdc.edu/nwsa for more information.